Sunday, December 2, 2012

13 Candy Cane Ornament


HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! Christmas is a wonderful time to share a joyful spirit with those around us. I love to create Christmas gifts for my loved ones. Nothing compares to the pleasure of giving handmade gifts to special people.

This Holiday, I decided to participate in my first Ornament Swap, hosted by Tutus and Tea Parties and Robyn's View.

TutusandTeaParties

I was paired up with Liz from Here's to Handy Andy. We exchanged ideas and I decided to create Candy Cane Ornaments using an embroidery hoop. Liz loves candy cane anything for Christmas.

To begin, I gathered the following materials:

Materials:
  • 3" Embroidery Hoop
  • Black felt
  • White Felt
  • Red Embroidery Floss
  • Embroidery Needle
  • 1/8" Red Ribbon
  • Glitter - optional
  • Fabric or craft glue
  • Foam Brush
  • Freezer Paper
  • Metallic Glaze - I used Martha Stewart's Metallic Glaze in Black Coffee

Directions:
  1. Trace a 3" and 4" circles onto the dull side of the Freezer Paper. This is the first time I use Freezer Paper. I love this product as it adds more stability to the felt, which makes cutting a breeze. To trace the 3" circle, I used the outer hoop section. The 4" circle was traced using a plastic ice cream cup.
  2. Trace a 1/4" wide X 2" long candy cane - not shown.
  3. Using the foam brush, apply glaze to both hoop sections. Apply glitter while surface is still wet. Let dry completely.
  4. Cut Freezer Paper designs leaving approximately 1/4" around tracing lines.
  5. Arrange designs on felt.
  6. Iron designs onto the front of the felt pieces. Do not use the steam setting.
  7. Cut out the ironed designs using the tracing lines as a guide.
  8. Remove Freezer paper from the designs.
  9. Stretch felt onto the inner embroidery hoop. Attach outer hoop and tight hoop screw.
  10. Using the embroidery floss, make 14-15 long stitches over the candy cane to hold it in place.
  11. Turn hoop over and cut any excess felt. Glue the 3" circle to the back.
  12. For the ornament's hanger, take a piece of ribbon and tie both ends together. Thread ribbon through the hoop's screw.

And here it is.... The Sweet Candy Cane ornament.
I hope Liz likes it.


I received this beautiful ornament from Liz. She wrapped a glass ball with burlap and Christmas fabrics. I love it... Thanks Liz...


Merry Christmas!!!!

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13 comments:

  1. What a beautiful ornament, exchanged both ways. I love the candy cane, especially on the embroidery hoop. It's simple yet perfect. I wish I would have been paired with you :).

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  2. That is so cute Maria. Thanks for sharing with my party.

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  3. This is the cutest ornament! LOVE it! Thank you so very much for linking up to Every Day is an Occasion! Smiles, Jill

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  4. So pretty! So clever using an embroidery hoop!

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  5. I love love love the ornaments! Thank you so much! :)

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  6. Such a sweet ornament :) Thank you for sharing this at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

    See you again soon!

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  7. So cute! You did a great job! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! Hope you are having a great weekend. :)

    Kathy

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  8. Hey from tessacotton! Love your creation. I would be so thrilled if you would link up to my new, Christmas themed linky party!
    http://tessacotton.blogspot.com/2012/12/christmas-linky-party.html

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  9. what a beautiful little candy cane craft! thank you so much for linking up to our party!

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  10. Adorable ornament!
    Thanks for linking up to the Christmas Mantel Linky Party at Embracing Change!
    Stacey

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  12. Great tutorial. This is a really unique ornament.

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